6:45 LRN Sportscast

The Pelicans begin a three-game homestand tonight by hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers. New Orleans is three games back of Memphis for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Pels Coach Alvin Gentry says if they are going to make the playoffs, they need to win at home…
cut 20 (12) “….the game”
Tip off is at 7 PM.

In Houston, LSU baseball will tangle with Texas at Minute Maid Park at 7 PM. Coach Paul Mainieri says the the Longhorns are undefeated because they have not given up many runs…
cut 17 (11) “…their game”
LSU will play Baylor on saturday and Oklahoma on Sunday.

Louisiana Tech basketball was up by 17 points with just over five minutes to go last night, but lost to Western Kentucky 95-91 in overtime. The Hilltoppers hit three straight three-pointers to force overtime and then outscored the Dunkin Dogs 15-11 in the extra period.

ULM fell to 5-and-14 in the Sun Belt as they lost to Little Rock 79-63.

At the NFL combine, former LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson ran a 4-4 in the 40 to help improve his draft stock. Former Tigers tight end Thaddeus Moss has a broken bone in his foot and he will not be able to work out at the combine. And the Cincinnati Bengals reportedly came away very impressed after meeting with Joe Burrow for the first time.

And the Saints and Quarterback Drew Brees reportedly would like to agree on a new contract before the start of a new league year, which is March 18th. Brees announced earlier this month that he’s coming back to the Black and Gold for his 20th season.